This pretty pale peach console bowl was made by Abingdon Pottery in Abingdon, Illinois between 1934 and 1950. A console bowl was meant to be displayed on a console table, which is a table designed to fit against the wall, supported by brackets attached to the wall or with legs resembling brackets. The bowls were quite popular during the 1940’s and into the 1950’s.
This bowl has a scalloped upper rim, a scrolled handle on each end and a molded acanthus leaf on the interior below each handle. It is 14 inches long, 6 inches wide at the center and 3 ¾ inches high. On the base there is a very clear blue Abingdon USA stamp in a rectangle and the impressed mold number 532.
Abingdon pottery used very high quality clay and beautiful glazes. This example is in wonderful condition, with no chips, cracks, nicks or crazing and little wear.
The pale peach color of this bowl works well as a neutral with many other interior design color schemes.